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Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Chicago Restaurant Offers Digital-Free Dining

Chicago Restaurant Offers Digital-Free Dining

Loop restaurant The Florentine offers an optional check in service for cell phones. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 1:19 PM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Groupon Launches Fund to Restore Swedish Water Tower

Chicago-based Groupon wants to see a symbol of Andersonville's identity restored. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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By Sarah Doll

3 Tips For How to Respond To A New Job Offer

3 Tips For How to Respond To A New Job Offer

Congratulations! You just received that great job offer you want. Now don’t blow it by bringing up issues that you should have addressed earlier in the interview process. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 3:36 PM
Weekend Web: Rocketmiles

Weekend Web: Rocketmiles

Rocketmiles, a new Chicago startup, aims to help you earn frequent flyer miles when you stay at hotels. Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Announces Chicago Location

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Announces Chicago Location

Chicago can add another swanky destination to its culinary and hospitality slate. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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By Colleen Connolly
      

Now Hiring: 350 Jobs Open At Bridgeport Mariano's

Mariano's is hosting a job fair to help fill the positions at the new location. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:36 PM
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By Charlie Wojciechowski & Associated Press

Motorola Introduces New Smartwatch

Motorola Introduces New Smartwatch

Chicago-based Motorola will be one of the first companies to offer a smartwatch based on the newly announced Android Wear program from Google. The watch, to be called the Moto 360, which will offer voiced based... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Competition Seeks Collegiate Startups

Chicago Competition Seeks Collegiate Startups

College entrepreneurs may want to think about coming to Chicago. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Fannie May Recalls Assorted Chocolate Box

Fannie May Recalls Assorted Chocolate Box

Fannie May Confections is recalling more than 89 cases of a box of assorted chocolates because the box includes a piece of candy that contains peanuts, but the known allergen is not listed on the food ingredient... Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:42 PM
Company Makes Coffee With A Purpose

Company Makes Coffee With A Purpose

Aspire, a non-profit that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company to make coffee that Makes a Difference. Aspire CoffeeWorks can be bought online... Watch »

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Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

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Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

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